Desmond Tobin

Dr Desmond J. Tobin has recently joined UCD as Professor of Dermatological Science and Director of The Charles Institute of Dermatology at the UCD School of Medicine from his previous role as Professor of Cell Biology and Director of the Centre for Skin Sciences at University of Bradford (GB). He holds a BSc from the National University of Ireland (Maynooth), a PhD from the University of London (St. John’s Institute of Dermatology) and post-doctoral training from New York University Medical School’s Dept. of Dermatology. Over the past 20 years he has researched in basic and applied skin/hair sciences, with a particular focus on the biology of human melanocytes/ pigmentation and hair growth disorders especially those with an immune basis. Des Tobin is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, Royal Society of Biology, Institute of Trichologists (Vice-President), and Institute of Biomedical Science. He is the Chair of the British Society for Investigative Dermatology, and a member of the UK Translational Network in Dermatology (UKTREND). Des serves(ed) on several editorial boards and is executive editor of International Journal of Trichology. He has published over 150 publications, incl. 3 books. His H-Index is currently 56 (Nov 2018).